#140WC #TPEPChat Teacher Evaluation

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Tonight’s twitter chat, #TPEPChat focused on Washington State Teacher-Principal Evaluation Project.

There’s so much stress around this all over the nation, and so much controversy due to it’s nature and requirements. The teachers and principals in Washington State are reflecting together to make this project and system fair and workable so that teacher and principals grow as professionals to improve student learning.

My favorite tweets for this short #140WC are these:

1. From Gotcha to Growth [ Matt’s post]

If this system is to work, then the focus on 281 Gotcha checklists must go — and a focus on a collegial and collaborate effort for teachers to choose professional improvement goals must apply. The 281 are a basis for choosing goals, but not a checklist.

This leads to:

2. From Static to Differentiation

Teaching to standards is one thing; but standardizing students or teachers is another. Our goal is for growth and improvement, and that will be different for each student and each teacher.

A trusting relationship to guide a teacher to a professional goal is more likely to succeed at improving the quality of teaching than will a standardized checklist. And a team of teachers helping each other grow and improve is even better.

What do you think?

 

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